Barbj - posted on 06/27/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
My only child, a daughter is almost 16. She's a great young lady, I wouldn't change a thing about her and I am so proud of the person she is becoming. My problem is that I have spent the past 16 years raising her, guiding her, just enjoying her and although I know its best for her and she's ready, I'm feeling lost about what my role is now that she is becoming so independent. I encourage her to go out with friends, volunteer, apply for a job, and she's attending classes at a private college this fall even though she is just beginning her junior year in high school. I feel like I've done my job raising a compassionate, funny, smart girl but now what? On the outside, she see's me as happy that she's spreading her wings, but on the inside, I'm sad and lost and not sure what my purpose is if its not raising her. Does anyone else feel this way?